Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church The Ecumenical Patriarchate – Archdiocese of America – Metropolis of Atlanta Sunday August 18, 2019 Sunday after the Feast 9th Sunday of Matthew
THE SMALL ENTRANCE
1.Resurrectional Apolytikion Mode Plagal 4
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν κατεδέξω τριήµερον, ἵνα ἡµᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡµῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι. You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You.
2.Apolytikion of the Feast Mode 1
Ἐν τῇ Γεννήσει τὴν παρθενίαν ἐφύλαξας, ἐν τῇ Κοιµήσει τὸν κόσµον οὐ κατέλιπες Θεοτόκε. Μετέστης πρὸς τὴν ζωήν, µήτηρ ὑπάρχουσα τῆς ζωῆς, καὶ ταῖς πρεσβείαις ταῖς σαῖς λυτρουµένη, ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡµῶν. In giving birth you retained your virginity, and in dormition you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated unto life, being the Mother of Life. And thus by virtue of your intercessions you deliver our souls from death.
3.Apolytikion of the Parish Church Mode Plagal 4
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡµῶν, ὁ πανσόφους τοὺς ἁλιεῖς ἀναδείξας, καταπέµψας αὐτοῖς τὸ Πνεῦµα τὸ ἅγιον, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν οἰκουµένην σαγηνεύσας, φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι. Blessed are You, O Christ our God. You made the fishermen all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them You drew the world into Your net. O Lover of mankind, glory to You.
4.Kontakion Mode Plagal 2 Automelon
Τὴν ἐν πρεσβείαις ἀκοίµητον Θεοτόκον, καὶ προστασίαις ἀµετάθετον ἐλπίδα, τάφος καὶ νέκρωσις οὐκ ἐκράτησεν· ὡς γὰρ ζωῆς Μητέρα, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν µετέστησεν, ὁ µήτραν οἰκήσας ἀειπάρθενον. The Theotokos, unsleeping in intercession * and the immovable hope of protection, * could not be retained by any tomb or death. * For being Life's own Mother, she was transferred to life by Him * who dwelt in the ever-virgin womb.
The Epistle The reading is from Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1 Cor. 3:9-17
Brethren, we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder, I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw —each man's work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.
The Gospel The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew Mt. 14:22-34
At that time, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear." And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" And when they entered the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God." And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
*************** The new members of the Parish Council for the Year 2019 will take the oath immediately after the Divine Liturgy. Ray Malek Jaycob Warfel Herodotos Pentas Gassham Alyatim
************************************************* NOTE - Annual Parish Assembly - Parish Council Election Parish Council Nominee Seminar in Pensacola December 1st (Saturday) at 10:00 am This is to remind you that on Sunday December 2nd, 2018 will be the Annual Parish Assembly taking place after the Divine Liturgy. The election of the Parish Council Members will take place on December 16th, 2018 immediately after the Divine Liturgy. Allmembers in good standing are asked to participate in this process, which is required under the regulations of the Greek Archdiocese of America and Metropolis of Atlanta, and Parish By-laws. PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 There are three (3) vacancies to be filled and four (4) candidates presented their names for the next term year of 2019. Herodotos Pentas Jaycob Warfel Andrew Thompson Ray Malek This week His Eminence ratified our elections: new elected members are Ray Malek, Jaycob Warfel and Herodotos Pentas
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